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the case. >> reporter: in austin, texas, electrician larry scoggins pawned his tools. >> just getting a loan. >> reporter: what are you doing with it? >> i'll try to buy a gift for my mother with it. >> reporter: someone hands over a valuable. it's collateral for the loan. interest rates vary from 20% to more than 200%. which is why sometimes the owners never return. it's just too expensive to pay off the loan. so that collateral goes up for sale. flat screen tvs like these -- us used, of course -- sell for as little as $60. >> they would be shopping in walmart and target. this year they are shopping here. >> reporter: ensuring even when money is tight the must have saddle under the tree come christmas morning. kerry sanders, nbc news, austin, texas. >> saddle up. when we come back, do you believe in miracles? one woman's incredible stroke of luck -- or was it skill? [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatme
the same storm across the southern tier of the country. it will come to texas where we need it and it will get in the way of holiday travel plans into christmas eve. there is rain and snow in texas. if you're dreaming of a white christmas some of you will get your wish. be careful traveling. interstate 20 and i-10 heads into the southeast by christmas day itself as you unwrap presents from birmingham to atlanta. if you want a white christmas, you will have to head well north. northern new england your best chance for a white christmas and much of the west. very thick snow pack from the rockies down into new mexico where every ski resort in new mexico is open. there is good news if you want to try out the new skis and snowboards this year. back to you. >> a lot of brown on the map. kelly cass, thank you very much. >>> now to the other mad rush playing out at the mall. it was discouraging today to see the lack of holiday spirit on display when a certain coveted sneaker went on sale. people were fighting over sneakers today. across the country retailers went into overdrive tryi
be trouble. new mexico and texas are under a winter weather alert. in the south, they just hope to have electricity for christmas after last night's severe weather. >> this was going to be our first christmas at home as a family, but -- i think we're going to go somewhere else. >> reporter: davidson sheriff's family was getting ready to take their 1-year-old to see santa when their house was blown over. yes, blown over, by what they think was a tornado. he is being called a hero. >> we got in the closet, hunkered down and i just held them like this. >> reporter: a bear hug around his pregnant wife, 1-year-old and aunt. >> i kind of just closed my eyes and i told my wife and my aunt, "here we go." >> reporter: everybody bear hugged together and just rolled and rolled. where did you end up? >> we ended up somewhere in the middle of the yard. >> reporter: chrissy ended up with a broken ankle, some scratches for davidson, the baby and mom are fine. what does it do to your christmas? >> makes me happy that we're here and that we're still a family and that everybody's here. i don't care about
's republican debate, one candidate, texas governor rick perry, came out swinging at congress, calling on them to take a big pay cut. but today, we learned something interesting about perry's paycheck. abc's jake tapper explains. >> reporter: governor rick perry is trying to blaze a path to be the first in the nation caucus state as a conservative, willing to make tough budget cuts, raising the age for recipients to receive medicare and social security. and taking on congressional pay. >> the idea that we have congress staying there as many days as they do and the salary that they have, that's the reason i call for a part time congress. cut their pay in half. >> reporter: one problem? financial disclosure forms released today show that perry is double-dipping back in his home state of texas. at the same time he's drawing a $150,000 yearly salary as governor, he formally retired this year, to start collecting more than $90,000 a year in a state pension, through the employee retirement system, or e.r.s. >> e.r.s. called me and said, listen, you're eligible to access your retirement now, with you
picture since 1929. >>> and in texas, near houston, two reindeer are safe tonight. santa need not worry. after they took an unscheduled trip, no doubt scouting a route for a christmas pageant. they were riding to a school in a trailer when a door opened. they escaped onto the highway. startled drivers called 911. >> there are two loose reindeer on the highway. >> there's two loose reindeer on the highway? >> yes, sir. i know that sounds funny, but they are. >> fortunately, the traffic was stop and go. the reindeer named comet and prancer were not hurt. call it a kind of christmas miracle. >>> still ahead, the science of parking. shoppers packing the malls. and we'll tell you how to beat some other drivers to the very best parking spot. i wanted support for my heart... and now i get it from centrum specialist heart. new centrum specialist vision... helps keep my eyes healthy. centrum specialist energy... helps me keep up with them. centrum specialist prenatal... supports my child's growth and development. new centrum specialist is a complete multivitamin that gives me all the benefits of
. >> reporter: the national guard forced to make rescues in texas and colorado, as 911 dispatchers were inundated with calls. in new mexico, a radio dispatch from one officer describes a baby born in a car stranded in the storm. >> just had a motorist stop at my location. he has a female passenger who had just delivered a baby. >> reporter: in dodge city, kansas, we went out with mark davis, at the end of a 36-hour shift, working to clear the roads. this is a big storm for you guys. >> this is a very big storm. and the wind last night was absolutely horrible. >> reporter: today's storm will continue its march east, bringing heavy rain during this major holiday travel week. and then a new storm forms. a nor'easter, that has parts of the northeast flirting with a white christmas. a novel thought for an area that so far has been so unseasonably mild. the storm builds from the mid-atlantic through the northeast friday, bringing mostly rain to major cities. but for areas inland, the forecast now calling for snow by christmas. no matter what type of precipitation you're going to get, these st
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rallied to the defense of a texas woman who claimed she was bullied by employees at a target store in houston for breastfeeding her baby. michelle hickman said she was trying to be discreet when workers stared at her and then asked her to move into a fitting room or restroom. today, women came out at dozens of stores, some of them nursing their children, others just in support. but today, a spokesperson from target said shoppers are welcome to breastfeed, even in public, in their stores. >>> a scientist with a passion for film says she has solved the mystery behind one of the most frightening movies of all time. what would make whole flocks of birds attack and kill? a real event inspired alfred hitchcock to make his classic movie and abc's dan harris has the answer. >> reporter: what we've known all along about these psychotic winged killers with their malignant screeching and flapping, dive-bombing poor tippi hedren in the movie "the birds" is they were based on a real life event. in 1961, thousands of deranged sea birds descended upon california, hurling themselves into the sides
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be paul, the libertarian texas congressman but along with his rise paul is facing increasing questions about that controversial newsletter in his name containing anti-semitic and anti-gay comments. one suggesting 90% of black males in washington are criminals. >> i disavow those messages or whatever was written, so -- that's been 20 years ago and it's been rehashed many, many times. >> the danger here in these newsletters is it makes you think he is more of a fringe political figure and so it could lessen some of the support he has from mainstream republicans. >> reporter: and new questions tonight about paul's support by anti-government survivalist and anti-semites. he told "the new york times" he wouldn't be happy with them backing him but refused to disavow it. some may like what he says but doesn't mean he endorses, diane, what they say. >> ron, good to see you tonight. >> thank you. >>> and it wouldn't be a presidential campaign year without politicians holding babies. did you see this today? the president got a mouthful while holding 8-month-old cooper wall-wagner during a christ
accidents, including this prison van which lost control, killing a guard and an inmate. in the texas panhandle, amarillo had rain and snow. a welcome weather event for the drought stricken state. and kansas saw as much as 14 inches of snow, and four foot drifts. >> we had several of our own vehicles that ended up in the ditch. >> the storm dumped as much as 20 inches of snow in a december that's featured a snow drought for many. >> with christmas just around the corner, it's welcome news for travelers that some highways and major insister states have now reopened and people are digging out. this weekend, not many of you will be digging out. check out the saturday forecast map for christmas eve. it will be rain from the gulf coast into the carolinas, impacting atlanta, hearts field jackson, the busiest airport. right now we're looking at snow in the interior, and rain for the big cities, brian, i want to tell you, we're going with the our p european model here. stay tuned to the weather channel as we finetune that christmas day forecast for you. >> we will. could be a little something
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